Tennessee Titans finally get a Cornerback.
With Logan Ryan remaining unsigned, a cornerback was a major priority in this year’s draft for the Tennessee Titans. The Titans took a gamble and waited till their second round pick to acquire a cornerback. It ended up paying off with selecting arguably a top 50 recruit in LSU’s Kristian Fulton.
Touted as a first round prospect, Fulton slipped through the draft all the way to the end of the second round and the Titans took advantage of it. Fulton is an experienced, big, and physical athlete and plays with an aggressive mindset with a strong playing personality. Fulton will provide a lot of coverage as a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and if he focuses on fixing his balancing issues his impact could be immediate.
Overall Draft Grade – A
Kristian Fulton at pick 61 is an absolute steal. At 6′ tall and weighing in at just less than 200lbs, he was rated as a top 5 prospect in his position by ESPN in 2016. During his time at LSU, Fulton played 54% man on man coverage and 46% zone coverage. He also found himself in the slot position 15% of the time. He played both as a physical press man and mirror press man and he saw success at both. However, Fulton does have some inconsistencies, including his tackling, balance and positioning. Nevertheless, he still projects as a Year 1 starter with Pro Bowl potential in years to come.
Tennessee Titans Draft so far..
The Tennessee Titans have acquired 2 exceptional defensive talents during this draft. They have covered all of their needs thus far and with minimal high end picks, the Titans have taken risks and are hoping they pay off.
Free agency was tough on the Titans this year and I think their picks thus far address that. They can see this draft as being a very successful one so far.